John Mayock & the Homesteaders

by John Mayock & the Homesteaders

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released 21 September 2013

• Produced by The Homesteaders
• Recorded and Mixed by Dennis Cotton
• Mastered by Randy Hunicke
• All Songs by John Mayock except “Analog Friends” by Jeff Belcher and “Banks of the Ohio” (Public Domain)

John Mayock - Guitars, Mandolin, Banjo, Vocals
Dennis Cotton - Drums and Percussion
Dennis Fancher - Guitars
Jeff Belcher - Bass, Vocals, Keyboards

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John Mayock & the Homesteaders Hartford, Connecticut

If you like Wilco, Tom Petty, Ryan Adams, Neil Young, The Jayhawks or bands that combine folk sensibilities, rock sounds, country harmonies and R&B groove PLUS, aching, airy songs with catchy melodic hooks, set to music that matches the sparkle of pop with the twang of true country - you'll love John Mayock and The Homsteaders. ... more

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Track Name: Battle Cry
Spring like fall - fall like spring
Sometimes I get confused
Seems like all my opening lines have already been used

The weathers changin as I look at the sky
There's nothin you can do about that
But I still wish that we could give it a try
I wish I knew where you're at

So I'm lookin for a path and I'm lookin for a sign
I'm lookin for a new way to go
I'm out here and it seems like a long way to go
Time is starting to show

And I'm looking for a way and I'm looking for a sign
Direction that I haven't yet found
So please won't you please please tell me why you can't put the battle cry down
Put the Battle Cry Down

I can't tell you why the moon is so bright
And who's to say what's gonna happen tonight?
Between seasons and whirlin around
The sky rushin and it's calling the ground

The night is fallin in a different way
There's something in the words that you're not eager to say
A new beginning is crashing on down
It's getting dark here in fantasy town

Chorus
Track Name: Invisible
Seven years gone I was never more present
Seven years I went a different way
But I just couldn’t keep on running this same game
When it all came down there was nobody that knew my name

I made the break in the wire
I had the front page news desire
But the neighborhood didn’t stay the same
When it all came down there was nobody that knew my name

Well, I was found on a hill in the trees
I was captured and brought to my knees
But the charges wouldn’t stick on this slight frame
When it all came down there was nobody that knew my name

Invisible she said to me
You’re nothing like you seem to be
A question mark and who knows why
Invisible to my good eye

Seven more times I was tried and found
Seven times I could have got away
You’re the one you’re the one is all they’re saying
There were seven bells ringing in the chapel in the morning rain

Invisible she said to me
You’re nothing like you seem to be
A question mark and who knows why
Invisible to my good eye
Track Name: Anticipation Grows
Mary Bliss Parsons was sent off to Boston
But her husband had money so she returned again
Rosa Lee was never seen was never seen
How and when how and when
Did they come in the quiet time just before the dawn?
Did they take her from the garden?
Did you know she was gone?

I told you I told you
You can't go back there
It just gets darker
And Away the Wind Blows
I told you I told you
We got off track there
And Now that everybody know
Anticipation Grows

Well we were coming back from the first job, and easin our pain
When we heard we couldn't talk we couldnt talk, could it happen again
Two years on and the memory lingers
Is it coincidence or somebody with a plan?
Did she know did she know did she know
Just who stayed and who ran...

I told you I told you
You can't go back there
It just gets darker
And Away the Wind Blows
I told you I told you
We got off track there
And Now that everybody know
Anticipation Grows
Track Name: State Line
State Line
Here it comes again
I got some people lookin' for me
And they ain't my friends

They ain't foolin' around
You just wouldn't believe
They got a real bad message I don't wanna receive
I don't wanna receive

State Line
I'm gettin' restless and quick
I'm gonna take another swallow
And then I'm hittin' the stick

I ain't makin' no time on cruise control
I got a bad reputation but I just gotta roll
I just gotta roll

I feel the pull of the exits and them soft sweet ramps
But the far away glow of some faded tail lamps
Callin' me to catch em' and I think that I can
Cause sittin' goin' crazy ain't a part of my plan

State Line
Here it comes again
I got some people lookin' for me
And they ain't my friends
Track Name: Analog Friends
How could you know me?
Reading the things that I write everyday.
What do I say?
In between doing things that we do that would threaten our lives
Like bees in their hives

But I never wasted time with who did what and when
I need some Analog Friends

Time moving slowly
Something we did but it won't end with you
But what did I do?
Suddenly quiet
Somebody else but I thought it was you
In all white and blue

And it doesn't mean I have to buck the latest trends
I need some Analog Friends

Everyone shows me
Things that they do when they're sitting around
Or painting the town
I need some Analog Friends
Track Name: Banks of the Ohio
I asked my love to take a walk
Just a little walk along the way
And as we walked along we talked
about our coming wedding day

Just only say that you'll be mine
And in no other arms entwine
Down beside where the waters flow
Down by the Banks of the Ohio

I took her by her pretty white hand
I laid her down that bank of sand
Pushed her in where I knew she'd drown
And I watched her as she floated down

Just only say that you'll be mine
And in no other arms entwine
Down beside where the waters flow
Down by the Banks of the Ohio

Was comin' home 'tween twelve and one
So sorry for the deed I'd done
I killed the girl I love, you see
'cause she wouldn't marry me

Just only say that you'll be mine
And in our home we'll happy be
Down beside where the waters flow
Down by the Banks of the Ohio